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October 19th, 2011 #121
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October 19th, 2011 #122
Thanks for stopping in and commenting over at my lil ole sb. Thought I'd return the favor (figuring I'd find a kindred spirit with anyone sportin' a Mr Incredible avatar).
And then I find out you're mixed up with LtPlissken!!
Ok...so I'm kidding...Plissken and I are simpatico (at least I feel that way about him)
So it's good to see another artist on the journey. No crits for now other than to just keep those pencils movin!!
Ciao fer now,
October 20th, 2011 #123
Loomis was my great friend. We used to smuggle tomatoes
through eastern Europe a few years ago. Then one night he
mixed up some Asian weed with rotten Indonesian onion and
a lot of tomatoes. After he ate the mixture, he drunk a
whole bottle of strawberry brandy.
He threw up all over the fresh winter snow and I lost him in
the wine yard. He was jiggling up and down in the muddy soil
of the late January meadows. I did not saw him since then.
I hope that you did not shot him too hard. He got some nice
feelings inside him. When he is sober. I like the studies.
October 20th, 2011 #124
October 20th, 2011 #125
Oh yes he and I went to different schools together some years back and he was into malt whiskey and pineapple chunks back then, by the pint too. Thats when I first thought, hmmm this man has a problem.
He couldnt hold a pencil and he was talking rubbish it was a kindness to finaly shoot him in the face and put him out of his misery!
Sorry snake but he's dead, on the plus side though I drag him out of the freezer every halloween to frighten the trick or treaters, so he does still get out!
ha ha ha
October 20th, 2011 #126
You are surely infected. Your frequent get-togethers with Plissken definitely had their consequences. You are doomed, you might never be taken seriously enough when showing such severe symptoms but cheer up, you will be remembered as a great entertainer - making this world a better place isn't a bad thing either, isn't it.
(I wished to poke you for some updates but considering your last update happened more recently than mine, let's forget about it.)
October 21st, 2011 #127
October 23rd, 2011 #128
It looks like you forgot form when copying the pictures. Always think form first and then the rest should fall into place. One day I'll take my own medicine.
LP - do.
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October 24th, 2011 #129
Sorry my mate but you lost me there!? I copied them straight from the book, are they wrong??
Yikes I shall retreat and have another look and re-do as required many thanks my matey.
all the best
October 27th, 2011 #130
I'm seeing some definite improvement as I look through the pages.
One thing I will say, though. That last picture, the torso's right shoulder looks a little out of place to me? Like it's too far forwards/to the side? If you go back to it, I'd bring the shoulder back a bit.
Keep it up, you're doing well! =)
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October 28th, 2011 #131
Thanks for the comment Cabriola, I'm always delighted to have new visitors.
Hmmm youre the second to say theres something wrong with the basic form of those, I definately need to do some more it seems. Which is a shame because I was getting rather bored with those pages of figure drawing for all its worth, oh well never mind eh! back to it
Thanks again and all the best matey
October 28th, 2011 #132
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October 28th, 2011 #133
*pokes Lightship gently but somewhat impatiently* More updates plz A lil thing will do.
November 22nd, 2011 #134
A christmas message to all my mateys
Happy christmas guys
merry christmas 2.swf ok click the link and open it with your browser if you dont have flash installed, I will put also put a link up to my web page shortly.
To all my visitors old and new I just thought that I would put something up to wish you all a happy christmas, I know its early but I finished it far quicker than I thought I would and and also I get quite frazzled at christmas with having kids and all that and so would forget if I dont do it now for you!!
All the best for christmas everyone and good luck with all your projects for the new year.
I did think of doing a static greeting first and did these things before thinking what the hell for half a day in flash and photoshop "LETS ANIMATE!"
Last edited by Lightship69; November 22nd, 2011 at 09:15 AM.
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November 22nd, 2011 #135
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November 22nd, 2011 #136
Hello matey, I wish you a Merry Christmas too, and
a Happy New Year, all the best to you and to your family.
These snowman paintings are so great and relaxing, I like
the purity in it. You know me, I would have my own version of
course, like for example, the snowman would fish out a dead
half rotten Santa Claus from under the ice. The soundtrack could
be like 'Trapped under Ice' from Metallica. Or something.
Great work overall, thanks for sharing, and its good to see that
you are back from your long absence.
About the funny, wife/husband running shoes story, well I have
to admit it's funny, and it will be definitely accepted by the majority
of the audience so I encourage you to draw it or paint it, whichever
feels better for you. In my version the safari Lion would definitely
mangle the husband and molest the wife after, no matter to her
running shoes. But I have a twisted weird sick imagination, so please
do not blame me too much. Hope that you will publish pretty soon
the story. Till then, taker care and have a nice weekend.
November 23rd, 2011 #137
Merry Christmas I hope you will do some update till then though It's soooo far away, after all and everyone would be happier to hear about you and see your stuff
The first, rendered snowman is quite handsome with all that radiosity
Christmas flashworks, I remember my own ones... Some for fun, some because it was my job... Maybe I should do one again. I didn't touch Flash for ages.
November 30th, 2011 #138
Hiya and goot ta see yah back postin on CA m8! Thanks for posting a reply over at my sb...I'll update and reply back there sometime soon I hope.
So diggin yer christmas card swf and the stills...I'm likin dose snow men designs and color schemes too!
Let me also add a Merry Christmas wish to each of you and a prosperous and Happy New Year!
(yup...that means you too LtPlissken )
December 1st, 2011 #139
More snowmen animation bits
This is for an animation for the top of a web page for a school, I thought I would post and see if anyone can see anything wrong with the walk cycle or the baseball pitch snowball throw. I have looked at them and then put them aside and cant see anything else that I have missed, so its over to you can you see anything out of place or odd with any of it.
Sorry that the cycles have been cut down and split into threes the idea was to stop you having to scroll sideways to see it.
First is the basic guy, bog standard snowman but with legs rather than big round balls of snow.
Next is the baseball style throwing of the snowball at the screen, the idea is it hits and spells out happy christmas next hit says from the school in question.
The last one is the walk cycle to get him on screen and then off again, I wanted a bit of a head wobble or a nod as he walks on and off this adds a little more silliness and makes him non aggressive hopefully!
Edit - Er the images are not showing up !! am looking into problem bear with me!! fixed it but I dont know how I just attached them all again after deleting the originals, weird!!
Last edited by Lightship69; December 1st, 2011 at 03:36 PM. Reason: no images showing?
December 1st, 2011 #140
Iám not very good in such things I guess, I mean, seeing just the pictures and saying if it will be wrong when animated But the walking cycle seems okay to me. The other one is more difficult but seriously, it's easier to test and fix while animating. i don't even fully understand what's going on, especially when the snowman throws the snowball, why is he spinning, or is the camera moving?
Anyway, good luck with the animation
Last edited by shiNIN; December 1st, 2011 at 04:52 PM.
December 2nd, 2011 #141
Hi there darlin
Ha ha ha The snowman is throwing a snowball in the same style as an american baseball pitcher (bowler) and the spin comes from all the innertia of throwing the ball........... well i hope so anyway.
It is loosly based on a cycle put out by Preston Blair a disney animator and hero of mine, I say loosly because he used a person and only an idiot like me would try to do a snowman but there you go!
all the very best my matey
December 3rd, 2011 #142
That should be a very cool animation matey.
We used to do animations like this for the study group
a few months back, so check it out;
So happy because of the oncoming holidays, Christmas and New Year,
even if I am a bit ill. Cold weather is killing me most of the time.
But I will wait to see your finished piece, the actual GIF animation,
hope you will post it pretty soon. All the best buddy.
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December 3rd, 2011 #143
Cheers my mate, very useful thanks loads
December 3rd, 2011 #144
the walk cycle looks cool! That remembers me of animating characters for a game there I need to change the movement pixel by pixel!
Just keep an eye of the length of the snowman's limps. The arms are much longer in the walk cycle and in the storyboard than in the turn around. I don't know if you really want it like that
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December 3rd, 2011 #145
Thanks very much for commenting, Yes I know what you mean and they are drifting up and down a bit arn't they, I will watch out for it when I put him together, you are a star.
This is why I put it up here! I get a little too close these things sometimes and forget to take a step back or a rest and look at it again with fresh eyes.
Thanks again and all the very best to you my mate.
December 3rd, 2011 #146
Hey Lightship - definitely some improvement which is great! My only advice is keep it up - do more...and definitely try to work in some still life studies of simple arrangements. Even just a couple boxes...really force yourself to do those...spend a few hours drawing two boxes. Put your effort into accuracy first and then line quality and values. Try a pile of cloth, a tool or two, etc. Also start working at an easel if you aren't already...work large...break out some charcoal, etc.
Keep at it! Remeber to have fun!
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December 4th, 2011 #147
Thanks Jeff I know you are busy and trying to back off a little to do things you can get paid for, as to your advice I will push more in that direction and do some more still life etc.
Thanks for taking the time matey I really appreciate it.
December 5th, 2011 #148
im doing a little animation myself now, and those walking frames of yours beat mine im pretty sure, im doing mine a 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5- 3 pattern, with a repeating frame, maybe im best off dropping that and moving to one more like yours.
my sketchbook! http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...97#post3332697
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December 8th, 2011 #149
Thanks for stopping by my SB and commenting Its great to see you are so dedicated to learning and improving. Have you attended any figure drawing classes? If not, you might want to as it will teach you so much more than working from photo ref. Don't get me wrong, photo ref is great, it is just that it won't teach you things that only hours infront of a model doing gestures will. That and Keep plugging away on your fundamentals such as perspective and color theory.
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December 8th, 2011 #150
Where are we so far - Gesture capture
Ok here we are again its update time, I have been working on gestures for a while now and attempting to get a pose that feels natural and not a static hero pose, which is stiff and silly and fools no one.
so here are some ok ones and some fails, but i believe you learn from your failures too so here you are.
I personally like the guy drawing and the cowboys, most of the others are fails as you sort of get it but it doesnt leap out at you and make the action obvious.
Last edited by Lightship69; December 8th, 2011 at 02:25 PM.